In 2012, Al Sharpton went back Selma, Alabama, well known site of a famous civil rights march/provocation that took place in March 1965.
An article called Selma to Montgomery, 30 Years Later [American Renaissance, May, 1995] was published 20 years ago—you do the math.
The Reverend Al, who was 10 years old at the time, and living in Brooklyn, seemed to feel that nothing has changed.
Back to the Future: All Roads Lead to Selma, Alabama
Rev. Al Sharpton, President, National Action Network
Last night, we watched Willard Mitt Romney give another lackluster speech following his victory in Arizona and extremely slim win in Michigan. Once again devoid of passion, it was as if he was reading someone else's words without any clear vision of what his platform would be in office. At the same time, you had Rick 'I don't believe in higher education' Santorum give his own speech as if he didn't lose yesterday. And whether it was Romney or Santorum speaking, it's important to note that neither mentioned the other by name last night, indicating therefore that they're in it for the long haul. The truth is, it really doesn't matter who becomes the eventual GOP nominee because all of the contenders and the Republican Party as a whole have proved that they would indeed like to take the country back — back to a time when systematic maneuvers suppressed the votes of people of color and the marginalized. While they try to regress us back, we must do something today for the sake of our collective future.
From March 4-9th, my organization, National Action Network, will partner with congressional leaders, activists and everyday citizens as we once again make the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. We will begin at the Edmund Pettus Bridge this Sunday, march at least 10 miles per day, stay in tents along Route 80, convene rallies and teach-ins along the way, and finally gather in front of the Alabama State Capitol on Friday, March 9th. After the state of Alabama passed the most draconian anti-immigration legislation, and at least 31 states now have voter ID laws on the books, we must take immediate action if we hope to preserve any notion of progress. [More]
Today, Barack Obama is in Selma making the same pitch: 'Selma is now' says Obama ahead of visit to highlight abusive justice system | President expected to address racial bias in policing during speech at historic Edmund Pettus bridge on 50th anniversary of civil rights march in Alabama, By Paul Lewis, The Guardian, March 7, 2015 .
Here's what's changed since 1965.
This is the mayor of Selma, AL:
This is the President Of The United States:
This is one of the richest women in America:
This is Larry Elder, who wrote in 2001 that "an elderly black man once explained why he refused to vote for then-presidential candidate Jesse Jackson, “He’s in the ‘we shall overcome’ business. And we done overcome.”"
This is Eugene "Bull" Connor, the overactive police chief who civil rights marchers "done overcome"—with the help of the Federal Government.
Mr. Connor died of old age in 1973, when Barack Obama was 12.
Here are some other things that have changed: Selma is a "a ruined city where more than 40 percent of the people live in poverty". [Selma to Ferguson, Ferguson to Selma: What Happened After the Reporters Left, By Paul Kersey, January 12, 2015]
In 1965, Selma was a city of 29,000, of whom 15, 000 were black. 50 years later, it's a city of less than 21, 000—and it's 80 percent black.
Now, the final thing that's changed is that Mexican illegals are apparently the same as oppressed blacks:
“The notion that some kid that was brought here when he was two or three years old might somehow be deported at the age of 20 or 25 even though they’ve grown up as American, that’s not who we are,” he reportedly said in an interview with Sirius XM’s Joe Madison, according to The Hill. “That’s not true to the spirit of what the march on Selma was about.”
Obama: Denying Illegals Same Rights as Citizens Violates 'Spirit' of Selma, Breitbart, March 6, 2015
The real point of these celebrations is to celebrate white guilt, and the inclusion of the Mexican illegals is just a part of the displacement of the traditional American population.
This shows that it's still true what Steve Sailer says: "liberals never notice they’ve been running America racially since 1964."
That includes 1965: when protesters were streaming (illegally) across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to face badly outnumbered state troopers, they were backed by the President of the United States (Lyndon Johnson) and led by a Nobel Peace Prize winner.